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July 17, 2019

Space
The Moon Landing Anniversary Confronts America With a Fateful Choice

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, U.S. policymakers face the choice of whether to put humanity on a trajectory of peaceful cooperation or dangerous militarization in space. 

 Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed U.S. flag on the lunar surface.

July 17, 2012

China
China’s Population Policy—An Exchange Between Edwin Winckler and Yanzhong Huang

Dr. Yanzhong Huang is Senior Fellow for Global Health and the newest writer for Asia Unbound. His first post, “Time for China to Abandon Its Population Control Policy,” attracted significant attentio…

A young Chinese mother watches her child in front of a sign reading "birth control is a basic state policy of our country" in Beijing on July 23, 2002.

October 27, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Recovery of Nigeria’s Oil Production Under Threat

According to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (the state-owned oil company) Nigeria has the capacity to produce 2.5 million barrels of oil per day (bpd). At the beginning of the year, produ…

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March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am doing a series of posts on the best histories, memo…

Vietnam-War-Songs

January 21, 2015

India
"We the People"--India’s Republic Day

Coauthored with Ashlyn Anderson, research associate for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, at the Council on Foreign Relations.  As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to India—the first America…

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September 26, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Negotiations to Free Nigeria’s Kidnapped Chibok School Girls

The Nation is carrying credible reports of negotiations between the Jonathan administration and Boko Haram that would swap the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls for nineteen Boko Haram “commanders.”  The …

Africa - Bring Back Our Girls Picture

July 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kidnapping, Ransoms, and the Sahel

Rukmini Callimachi has a chilling story on the front page of today’s New York Times, “Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror.” It is a must-read. The story is based on a wide range of intervie…

Former French hostage Daniel Larribe is welcomed by relatives as French President Francois Hollande looks on on the tarmac upon their arrival at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, October 30, 2013 (Jacky Naegelen/Courtesy Reuters).

January 25, 2013

Heads of State and Government
Unexpected Energy Headlines for Obama’s Second Term

When you ask energy experts what headlines to watch for in President Obama’s second term, you’re likely to hear about issues that are hot right now: the possibility of new greenhouse gas regulations,…

October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: The Executive Committee of the National Security Council (Cuban Missile Crisis)

One of the first decisions that President John F. Kennedy made when he learned of the Soviet missiles in Cuba was to assemble a small group of senior administration officials to give him advice. That…

President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (ExCom) regarding the crisis in Cuba on October 29, 1962.  (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

October 23, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: The OAS Endorses a Quarantine of Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Eight)

The first week of the Cuban missile crisis played out in secret. President John F. Kennedy and his advisers quietly evaluated the results of the U-2 overflights and formulated a response. But on Tues…

President John F. Kennedy signs Proclamation 3504 authorizing the quarantine of Cuba on October 23, 1962. (Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)